14 July 2019, at 11:59 EDT. (Washington, DC time)


(Fully Funded)


Adelante Reporting Initiative Fellowship 2019

The IWMF works to unleash the power of female journalists to transform the global news media. Our fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in undeserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light.

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All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City on September 26, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training (HEFAT) from September 27 to 30. Fellows will then depart for nine days of reporting in Medellin, Colombia and the surrounding area. The focus of this reporting trip is to generate media coverage of under-reported issues in Colombia and promote new narratives in international media.Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of trips outside of the base location in Colombia will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols. Any travel must be within a three-hour radius of the base location. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

All World Countries.

Program Period

Two weeks.

  • From 26 September to 11 October 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Journalists may apply for this reporting fellowship individually or in a pair. All applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
    • Affiliated or freelance women-identifying journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
    • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
    • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
    • If applying as a pair, both applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit a joint application.

      (If selected, teams will be offered group interviews.)

      (The IWMF highly encourages team applications that include at least one journalist from Latin America.)

Opportunity Cost

(Fully funded)

Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including:

  • travel.
  • visa fees.
  • lodging.
  • meals and fixers/interpreters.

(unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.)

*Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.

How to Apply

first step: Each applicant must provide :

  • their personal information and work samples, in addition to submitting a shared statement of interest,
  • story plans,
  • plans for publication,
  • letter of support.

second step : Sign up and  submit the application from here

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This Scholarship Published by:
Aya Emam / Egypt

Reviewed by: “ Ahmed Hussein / Egypt
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